- TRAVEL SPOTS
Fukui: Visitors pursue paleontology dreams
10:59 JST, August 21, 2022
ONO, Fukui — Children energetically clink their hammers against rocks at a mountain facility in Ono, Fukui Prefecture, where visitors can experience being a paleontologist.
The facility called Horossa was built in 2017 by the local government to familiarize residents with the types of fossils found in the city. The first Jurassic ammonite fossils discovered in Japan, as well as teeth from a Tyrannosaurus species, were found in Ono.
In the about 1,000-square-meter facility, rocks ranging from the Paleozoic era (about 440 million years ago) to the early Cretaceous period (about 130 million years ago) are placed in three locations.
The hands-on experience costs ¥1,020 for adults and reservations are required. Necessary equipment, such as goggles, gloves and hammers, is available for rent. Up to two plant or shell fossils can be taken home. However, if the fossils are of scientific value, such as vertebrate teeth or bones, they have to stay at the facility.
"FEATURES" POPULAR ARTICLE
Kyoto Train Offers Passengers Journey Wrapped in Autumn Colors via Maple Tree Tunnel
Korea Craze in Japan Unlikely to End Anytime Soon; Shin-Okubo is a Hub of Korean Pop Culture, Food
Kintetsu Dept Store, Fujiya Open New Pekolicious Sweets Shop in Osaka
Nagasaki: Mom, Young Daughter Help Keep Mask-changing Chinese Art Alive
JN ACCESS RANKING
- Japan, Vietnam Trade Ministers Discuss Supply Chains, IPEF
- BOJ Ueda: Japan Increasingly Likely to Hit Inflation Target
- Stimulus Package Set to Drive Greater Govt Borrowing; Likely Effectiveness Called into Question
- Japan 2023 Food Exports Reach 1 Tril. Yen at Record Pace